EF-0 tornado struck Anderson Co., NWS confirms

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ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) – The National Weather Service has confirmed that storm damage in Anderson County was caused by an EF-0 tornado.

According to the NWS, the tornado touched down just south of Piedmont with estimated wind speeds of 85 miles per hour.

The tornado was on the ground for just over a half-mile beginning at 8:39pm.

Nobody was hurt in the twister which uprooted trees and destroyed a carport on Smith Drive.

Officials also determined that storm damage in the Townville area was not from a tornado.

Additional storm surveys are expected to be conducted Monday.

Severe storms moved through the Upstate and Western North Carolina Saturday night causing downed tree and power lines.

While there are no reports of any injuries in the Upstate, the same line of severe storms is being blamed for 11 deaths across the South and Midwest.

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